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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of the many polished sides of a cut gem. Also: any of various sides or appearances.

Usage examples (39)
  • Well aware that she held a rare diamond, the jeweler carefully cut each facet of the stone.
  • He studied every facet of the question
  • Another facet is the continual proliferation of attempts at phishing and identity theft.
  • I use Paranormal to describe a certain facet of the Fantasy genre. for more
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  • The kitchen "faucet" (a device that allows water to flow) was the best "facet" (an aspect or phase of something) of the house.
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